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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations, memberships and training. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With more than 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 
 

Gearing up for Giving Hearts Day,
a 24-hour online fundraising event!

Giving Hearts Day for Nonprofits

Will you match us on our mission and
#GoMatchyMatchy with us
on February 9?


NW EMS Conference Registration

Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
January 1, 2017
ABM Industrial & Manufacturing
CA Safety Services
GIS Construction, LLC
Mobile Safety Resources
Novita Aurora, LLC
PayneCrest Electric and Communications
PEC Safety
Wallwork Inc.
Williston Fire & Safety
 
Renewing Members as of 
January 1, 2017
AAA North Dakota
ABM - Advanced Business Methods
Acme Tools
AECOM
Aevenia
Airgas On-Site Safety Services
American Crystal Sugar - Moorhead
American Well Services
Ameritest, Inc.
Anderson Western, Inc.
B & G Roustabout Service Inc.
Basin Electric Power Co-op - Mandan
Basin Safety
C & J Energy Services
C L Smith Industrial
Cass County Government
CB&I
Cobra Hose, Inc.
Concord Energy Transportation, LLC
CS Consulting LLC
Dakotah Country Crane Service
Dickinson Ready Mix
Direct Med Inc.
Edling Electric, Inc
Ellingson Companies
Entrec Cranes and Heavy Haul Inc
Farmers Union Oil Company of Kenmare
Farmers Union Oil of Southern Valley
Food Management Investors
Force Enterprise
G & M Lathing Contractors, Inc.
Golder Associates
GPK Products, Inc
Hatton Prairie Village
Heitkamp Construction Co Inc.
Hladky Construction Inc
Innovative Energy Alliance (IEA)
Jensen Brothers Construction
Jobbers Moving & Storage
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Kapstone Container Corp.
Killoran Trucking & Brokerage,Inc.
KLJ
Kolling & Kolling, Inc.
Loen Bro
Mark's Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Mattson Construction
MDM Construction LLC
MDU Construction Services Group, Inc.
Mechanical Contractors Inc
Miller Insulation
MinKo Construction
Minnkota Power Cooperative
Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center
Mon-Dak Tank, Inc.
Montana Dakota Utilities Co.
Mountrail Williams Electric Coop
ND DOT - Bismarck District
ND DOT - Central Office
ND DOT - Devils Lake District
ND DOT - Dickinson District
ND DOT - Fargo District
ND DOT - Grand Forks District
ND DOT - Minot District
ND DOT - Williston
Northern Improvement Company
Northern Plains Steel
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Oasis Petroleum
Oilfield Support Services
Opp Construction Company
Paradigm Enterprises, Inc.
Petroleum Services
Pioneer Penkota Wireline (Williston)
Pioneer Well Services
Power Product Services, Inc.
Precision Underground
Rain for Rent
Ryan Chevrolet, Inc.
Sanford Medical Center Fargo
Sparling Construction, Inc.
Spirit Lake Casino & Resort
Stoneham Drilling
Swanston Equipment Company
Thompson Farmers Coop Elevator
Trademark Steel, LLC
UND Office of Safety
United Fire Group
United Fire Group
Vallen Distribution, Inc.
Valley Petroleum Equipment, Inc.
Williston Public School
Winn Construction Inc.
Wolf Steel Construction, Inc.
Workforce Safety and Insurance
WPX Energy Williston, LLC
 

2017 44th NDSC Annual Safety & Health Conference Attendee Registration


Match Our Mission with Your Donation
on Giving Hearts Day
 
January 9, 2017 - The NDSC is gearing up for Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event taking place February 9. Our generous sponsors, BNC Bank and Sanford OccMed, will be matching all donations up to $4,000 to help us continue pursuing our mission of saving lives and preventing injuries.
 
We're gearing up with our “Match Our Mission” campaign. Watch our social media pages for posts about how your donation can match up with our employees’ passion for safety and saving lives! Will you #gomatchymatchy with us this year?


JMAC Energy Services Seeking a Safety Professional

January 6, 2017 - This position will play a key role in JMAC’s continuing efforts to strengthen their safety culture, program, and results in alignment with their People First, Safety Always value. They are seeking a candidate with strong safety expertise, field experience, and demonstrated results. The full job description and application is available here: http://jmacresources.com/Jobs/Safety-Coordinator.



Safety Tips for Driving in Winter Conditions

January 3, 2017 -- Winter driving in North Dakota can be hazardous and scary. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy, or icy roads every winter. But planning ahead can ensure a safe and happy trip is had by all.

The North Dakota Safety Council recommends taking the following precautions to help you arrive safely at your destination:

  1. Check the weather before you go. Wait out any storms if possible. If you must travel, allow plenty of time, and make sure to share your travel plans with others before you leave.
  2. Prepare your car for winter. Check the condition of your vehicle's ignition, brakes, battery, antifreeze, and wiring.
  3. Know what to do to avoid a crash. Do not use cruise control in wintry conditions, accelerate and decelerate slowly, look and steer in the direction you want to go, and increase your following distance.
  4. Do not leave home without these: a full tank of gas, spare tire, shovel, jumper cables, tow rope, first aid kit, ice scraper, flashlight, reflective triangles or flares, nonperishable food, candle and matches, and extra blankets, mittens, socks and hats.
  5. If you do get stranded: stay with your vehicle, make sure the exhaust pipe isn't blocked, and signal distress with a brightly colored cloth.

Preparing for a winter road trip can make your trip safer, reduce your risk of an incident, and help you deal with any potential weather emergencies. To further prepare yourself for getting behind the wheel, all while getting an insurance discount, register for a Bismarck's Adverse Weather Driving Course on February 13!

Visit our Traffic Safety page to learn more.


Building a Better Way
to Keep People Safe from Injury and Death

December 9, 2016 - The North Dakota Safety Council is building a hands-on safety training campus in Bismarck, ND.

Phase I of the new campus includes a nearly 5,000 square foot hands-on training lab featuring a rescue tower and equipment to be utilized during high-level fall protection, confined space rescue, rope rescue and safe scaffold assembly courses. The facility will also incorporate distance learning, a 30-person computer lab, equipment simulators and mobile training units. During Phase II a dirt floor arena and community room will be added to train on heavy equipment and host community safety events.

This new campus will help us reach more people with a new and expanded lineup of safety courses taught in a more memorable way.

Check out the progress here.

We need your support to complete this project. Please contact Kristin Wilson, 701-751-6115, to discuss naming recognition packages for the building or donate here.

 

Register Now for the NDSC’s
44th Annual Safety & Health Conference

December 7, 2016 - Join us February 20-23, 2017 at the Bismarck Event Center for the region’s largest, most innovative safety event! This year’s conference features a dynamic Vendor Show, great discounts, first-class keynotes, and 97 diverse sessions including:

  • a unique track of hands-on rescue courses taught by Roco Rescue
  • leading-edge safety concepts
  • multiple ergonomics courses, ranging from beginner to advanced topics
  • a special leadership and communication track on Wednesday and Thursday
  • several ag-specific topics
  • proven best practices shared by some of the safest companies in the country

This year’s conference promises to be jam-packed with new speakers, valuable networking time, and ideas that will recharge your safety program.

Register now for this exciting event! Click here for course descriptions, speaker biographies and discount details.


Home Heating Safety Tips

December 1, 2016 -- During chilly winter months, we rely on heating equipment to keep us warm. No matter which heating source or brand we choose, it’s important the equipment used is safely installed, operated, and maintained.
 
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) cites heating equipment as one of the leading causes for home fires in December, January, and February. Supplemental heating appliances must be given special attention, as nearly two out of three home-heating fires and five out of six associated deaths involve devices other than central furnaces or water heaters, according to the NFPA.
 
In addition to creating fire hazards, heating your home can also cause deadly amounts of carbon monoxide. Common sources in homes include fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, boilers, and gas stoves/ovens.
 

The North Dakota Safety Council offers the following home heating tips to keep you safe this winter season:

  • Before using your fireplace, have your chimney, flue, and vents inspected and cleaned by a certified professional. Always use a fireplace screen or door.
  • Select supplemental heating units that are safety tested and certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory. Choose a model with an automatic shut-off safety feature and guard around the flame or heating element.
  • Operate supplemental heating units at least 36 inches away from walls and combustible materials, including draperies, furniture, bedding, clothing, etc. Make sure the heater is positioned on a level, flat, and non-flammable surface away from water.
  • Have a certified professional inspect your furnace each year before the heating season. Make sure the inspection includes the furnace, chimney, vents, and gas lines.
  • Install at least one smoke alarm on each level of your home and outside each sleeping area. Test every month and replace batteries twice a year.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors outside each sleeping area. Carbon monoxide has no odor, color, or taste, so it cannot be detected by our senses.
For more winter safety tips, visit our Home and Community page.
 

Are You Receiving Our Email Updates?

The NDSC sends out relevant safety and training information to members and safety advocates, via email, on a regular basis. Some companies’ Internet Service Providers (ISP) block emails from the NDSC’s email service, Constant Contact. If your company is a member of the NDSC, or you have signed up to receive our email updates, but have not been receiving them,

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS TO UNBLOCK INCOMING NDSC EMAILS.

If you would like to receive our email updates but are not currently signed up, please sign up today! We offer information including monthly training updates, NDSC Quarterly Newsletters, and relevant safety news updates.

The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.